|Title:||NBCC Minority Fellowship Program|
|Application Deadline:||February 2014|
The National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC) received its first MFP grant award in August 2012. Under this grant, the NBCC MFP will provide up to 24 fellowships to diverse doctoral students in counseling. In this way, the NBCC MFP will increase the number of professional counselors who have received advanced training and who are skilled in providing effective services to underserved populations. The first fellowships will be awarded in April 2013.
This program is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer counseling fellowships, as well as training and collaboration activities that will be open to all National Certified Counselors.
Doctoral fellowships of up to $20,000 are available to doctoral-level professional counselors. Core requirements for fellowship eligibility include:
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a permanent resident status
- Applicants must not receive any other federal funds or work for a federal agency
- Applicants must currently hold the National Certified Counselor (NCC) in good standing. *Individuals who do not hold the NCC credential may apply if they can document all of the following: a full state license as a professional counselor; a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) or an NBCC-accepted state licensure examination; and a commitment to obtain the NCC within three months if awarded a fellowship.
- Applicants must be enrolled full time and in good standing in a CACREP-accredited doctoral-level counseling program
- Applicants must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations
- Applicants must commit to provide mental health and substance abuse services to underserved minority populations in the private nonprofit and public sectors
- African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply
- Doctoral Program documentation: An official transcript from a CACREP-accredited doctoral-level counseling program documenting current full-time enrollment and good standing
- Master's degree documentation: An official transcript from your master’s degree program
- Legal status Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residence status
- Proof of National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential
- Reference Letters: All Three (3) letters of reference must be in ONE PDF.document
This application period is currently closed. Please check back December 2013.